New Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Partnership Offers MORE Grant to Teachers

Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom is excited to announce the MORE for Agriculture grant in partnership with Illinois and Minnesota Ag in the Classroom.

The MORE for Agriculture grant is available to teachers in grades 7-12. The grant will provide 50 classroom sets of The Hungry Planet by Peter Menzel to participating classes in each state. The book details the food consumption of various families around the world. Companion educational lessons and resources will accompany the books.

“This is an exciting new opportunity for teachers to engage their students in learning about agriculture as it relates to the food that is eaten around the world,” said Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Coordinator Darlene Arneson.

Grant recipients are required to attend one of two, 3-hour trainings. Wisconsin training dates are Thursday, July 2 and Monday, July 13. The locations will be determined based on where the grant recipients are located.

Applications for the MORE for Agriculture grant are due April 10. Grant recipients will be notified by May 22.  

Teachers in grades 7-12 can apply here or visit more information.  Online applications can be completed via Jot Form. If sent by mail, entries must be received by April 10.

This grant is made possible by the generous support of the Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America, the corporate giving program of Compeer Financial.